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Gil Mendes

Gil Mendes

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With a particular focus on issues related to direct taxes, Gil works on corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and Brazilian multinationals’ investments in both Brazil and abroad.


He also has substantial experience in matters involving indirect Brazilian taxes (IPI, ICMS, ISS, ISS and PIS/Cofins).


Bachelor of Laws – Pontifícia Universidade de São Paulo (PUC-SP);

Extension Course in Principles of International Taxation and Comparative Taxation – International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (Netherlands);

Master of Tax Law – Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-SP).


Euromoney Expert Guides – Tax (2017, 2020–2021);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Tax (2020–2021; 2024);

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Corporate Tax (2020–2021).

Único. The Mattos Filho news portal

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With Gil Mendes

Transfer Pricing Chat: Brazil’s Gil Mendes of Mattos Filho

After charting its own course for nearly three decades, Brazil aligned its transfer pricing framework with the international guidelines of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development at the beginning of this year.

Bloomberg Tax spoke with Gil Mendes, tax partner at Mattos Filho in Sao Paulo, Brazil, about the profound novelty of the new framework and the challenges of adapting to it. Mendes came to Mattos Filho in 2018 after over 20 years at EY. He oversees significant corporate reorganizations and major merger and acquisition transactions in Brazil.

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Latin Lawyer

America Móvil continues buying spree with Nextel in Brazil

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and Brazilian firm BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão have helped Mexican telecoms company América Móvil acquire its Brazilian counterpart Nextel for US$905 million.
Nextel was owned by the US’ NII Holdings, which hired Jones Day in New York, Cleveland and São Paulo and Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados for the saleClick here and learn more.

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